Topics discussed at the 4th annual meeting of OECD Parliamentary Budget Officials and Independent Fiscal Institutions included the Draft Principles for Independent Fiscal Institutions, and legislative institutions for ex post budget oversight.
The 8th annual OECD-Asian Senior Budget Officials meeting took place in Bangkok on 2-3 February 2012. The meeting opened with a keynote address by the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Thailand, His Excellency Mr. Kittiratt NA-RANONG.
The first meeting of SBO Network on Health Expenditure took place on 21-22 November 2011 at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris.
The 7th annual meeting of the OECD network on performance and results took place on 9-10 November 2011 at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris. The meeting was chaired by Christian Kastrop, Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany.
The fourth annual meeting of the MENA-OECD Senior Budget Officials network was held in Beirut, Lebanon, 21-22 September 2011, hosted by the Lebanese Ministry of Finance.
The WG on Governance of Public Finance includes the MENA-OECD Network of Senior Budget Officials. It promotes broad reforms to inter alia modernise governance structures and operations, strengthen regional and international partnerships, and sustain economic gro
The Croation Ministry of Finance hosted the 7th annual meeting of OECD-CESEE Senior Budget Officials. Topics included budget reviews of Ukraine and Montenegro.
The Luxembourg Ministry of Finance hosted the 32nd annual meeting of OECD Senior Budget Officials. Main topics included an overview of the Luxembourg budgeting system and consolidation plans to restore public finances in OECD countries.
These country notes detail the fiscal situation to date (2011), the consolidation needs, and the commitments and intentions of governments in 30 OECD countries in the aftermath of the economic crisis.
The state of public finances has worsened considerably in many OECD countries. This report provides an overview of fiscal consolidation strategies (either reducing expenditures or raising taxes) to put public finances on a sustainable path.